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Mon, December 22, 2014
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Chimney Fire Breaks Out at Springfield Home

December 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A chimney fire broke out Saturday afternoon in Springfield. The Springfield Fire Department was called to 37 Chesterfield Avenue just after 6 p.m. Aid to the Springfield Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger said that...

Electrical Fire Under Investigation in Springfield

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December 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- At least one person has been displaced from their home after an electrical fire broke out in the attic of an apartment complex on Bay Meadow Road. The call came in around 2:15 p.m. Aide to the Springfield Fire...

Community Field Outdoor Ice Skating Begins in Holyoke

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December 20th, 2014
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) -- On Saturday afternoon the Holyoke's four-season park,Community Field, begins its seasonal skating. Family members and friends can now enjoy outdoor ice skating at the park. Some cool features of the four-season park...

Protesters Against Cuba-US, Plan to Gather in Miami

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December 20th, 2014
photo MGN By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press MIAMI (AP) -- Protesters waving Cuban flags have started to gather for a demonstration against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government. A Cuban opposition...

2 Dozen Injured in Southern Indiana Bus Crash

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December 20th, 2014
SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — More than two dozen people were injured when a double-decker bus traveling from Chicago to Atlanta slid off an interstate in southern Indiana and rolled on its side early Saturday. The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying...

Immigrants Build Document Trails to Remain in US

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December 20th, 2014
AP Photo SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts. The search for documents is on for immigrants who may qualify for a work permit and reprieve from deportation under measures President Barack...

Pioneer Valley USO Food Drive

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December 20th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Pioneer Valley USO held its holiday food drive on Saturday to collect donations to benefit the military families. Volunteers for the holiday food drive collected non-perishable food, household and beauty...

US Sends 4 Afghans Back Home from Guantanamo

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December 20th, 2014
(FILE/Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has returned four Afghans from Guantanamo Bay back to their home country. U.S. officials say the transfer from the detention center is a sign of their confidence in new Afghan...

Obama’s Cuba Moves Reflect Florida Political Shift

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December 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) By BRENDAN FARRINGTON AP Political Writer TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba is a sign that political attitudes toward Cuba are changing in...

Saturday’s News on the Go 12/20

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December 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Elderly woman dies after being hit by a car, road paving begins in State Street, Sony defends decision to pull "The Interview" and more. Stay with ABC40's Brittany Decker for more...

Kurds Advance Against ISIS Group in Syria’s Kobani

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December 20th, 2014
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Kurdish official and an activist group say Kurdish fighters have advanced in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group. Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Paving to Begin on State Street

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December 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - We have a traffic alert for anyone traveling through downtown Springfield this weekend. Paving crews will be out on State Street, working to fix a sink hole that opened up early last week. That sink hole was caused by a water...

N. Korea Proposes Joint Probe Over Sony Hacking

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December 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. U.S. officials blame North Korea for the hacking, citing the tools...

Obama Touches Down in Hawaii for Annual Vacation

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December 20th, 2014
By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- President Barack Obama is kicking off his annual winter vacation in his birthplace of Hawaii. Air Force One touched down late Friday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, with the...

Cocaine, Heroin Seized In Major Drug Bust

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December 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- 31-year-old Jason Arias has been arrested following a major drug bust on Chase Avenue in Springfield. At around 8PM Friday night, the Springfield Police Departments Narcotics Unit culminated a lengthy investigation...